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It comes as no surprise Grangeville senior Chase Adkison has been named Central Idaho League player of the year. But with the CIL coaches reco…

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WHITE BIRD -- Can we say sunny skies, warm temperatures and a great weekend for all the mothers. I think Mother Nature is on board with us at least for a few days. It won’t be long and the seniors will be graduating and school will be out for the summer.

LOWELL / SYRINGA -- The week ahead is a normal week. Mother’s Day is over -- thanks moms! All the flowers have been delivered and our local upriver restaurants were nice and busy. I got a new wheelbarrow, Chinese dinner to go, and lots of love.

ELK CITY -- Nita Maxwell sent the following: The VFW Auxiliary thanks the community for their support of the annual ECVFD Taco Feed benefit, held on May 4. More than $550 was raised. The Elk City Volunteer Fire Department thanks the VFW Auxiliary for their continuous support, and also thanks…

RIGGINS -- School levy and Syringa Hospital Board elections will be held Tuesday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Salmon River Heritage Center and at the Canyon Pines RV Park. Salmon River School District 243 levy is again requesting $525,000 as in the past several years. Get out and v…

CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Last weekend we had a great showing from both the Clearwater Valley Rams and the Kamiah Kubs at the 1A district I/II track and field meet in Kamiah. The Kubs boys team won the district 1A title for the 2nd year. The Kubs team qualified 15 athletes, one girl and 14 boys. …

In a state like Idaho, elections can be frustrating with many voters feeling like their votes don’t really count. However, every vote counts in the $445,000 supplemental levy election for the Nezperce Joint School District #302. Last year, the levy passed on a vote of 187 to 82.

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Neighbors helping neighbors: One of the great things about living in rural communities is folks’ readiness to jump up and assist those in need. That compassion and concern is exemplified in our emergency medical technicians – EMTs – who are being recognized as part of National EMS Week, May 19-25.

Spring brings new life and beauty to Idaho County. It is also the time that the board of trustees at Mountain View School District starts looking at our budget for the next year. Per the state constitution, funding for public schools is supposed to be provided from state tax collections, but…

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In a state like Idaho, elections can be frustrating with many voters feeling like their votes don’t really count. However, every vote counts in the $445,000 supplemental levy election for the Nezperce Joint School District #302. Last year, the levy passed on a vote of 187 to 82.

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Welcome to the Idaho County Free Press’s first Youth in Focus special section. Here you will find spotlights on some of Idaho County’s unique young people. The youth highlighted in these pages are students, scholars, volunteers, leaders, workers and citizens of our communities.

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The American Legion marks its 100th birthday this year. Helping celebrate this were American Legion Grangeville Post 37, which held a birthday event Saturday, March 30, at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. The celebration drew 115 attendees and included dinner, and awards recognition for EMS perso…